Great oaks from little acorns grow.
“Just as the acorn contains the mighty oak tree, the Self has everything it needs to fulfill its destiny. When the inner conditions are right, it naturally emerges.” Derek Rydall
This is National Tree Week, 21st – 27th March 2021. Organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte, to raise awareness for tree protection, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Healthy Trees Healthy Planet’.
Trees act like the lungs of the earth. They help the planet breathe by turning carbon dioxide into clean, pure oxygen. Trees and forests around the world also act like the planet’s air conditioning system and keep the planet cool. … Tree trunks move water and nutrients, or vitamins and minerals, up and down the tree.
To mark National tree week we have 100 acorns, thanks to Coillte. If you would like one to grow your own Oak tree PM or call 90326722. It’ll take a couple of years to grow the oak from acorn to sappling which can them be planted in the ground.
The acorns are native to Ireland and come from an oak tree in Coollatin Co.Wicklow.
The Oak Tree
This majestic tree is much-loved in Celtic mythology for its strength and longevity. Known as the ‘King of the Forest’, for thousands of years the Druids have worshipped the Irish Oak as their most sacred tree. The word Druid actually comes from the Celtic word for Oak, ‘Duir’. The Druids also believed that the Oak tree is host to the strength and energy of their gods and so to catch a falling Oak leaf brings good luck and prosperity.
In mythology, the Irish Oak symbolises truth, courage and wisdom. This derives from the Ancient Celts, who observed the Oak’s incredible strength, beauty and noble presence.
The Oak tree is treasured by many cultures throughout Europe, including ancient Greeks, who associated the tree with their most powerful god Zeus, the king of all the gods and the sky. Perhaps this is because the Oak tree is most prone to lightning strikes, yet when struck will often continue to thrive.
The Irish Oak tree has an abundance of lush, green leaves in spring and summer, this dense foliage provides vital cover for small birds to safely make their nests. The acorns of the Oak tree which ripen in late summer, are wonderful food for many creatures making this tree one of the most important for our native wildlife

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